HH the XIV Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. At the age of two the child, who was named Lhamo Dhondup at that …

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HH the VI Dalai Lama

Tsangyang Gyatso (1683 – 15 November 1706), who was enthroned as the Sixth Dalai Lama in 1697, was a special Dalai Lama. Born to the renowned Nyingma family of the Terton (treasure revealer) Pempalingpa, and brought up at a late age in the Gelugpa tradition, Tsangyang Gyatso proved to be an uncomfortable blend of the …

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Memories of Lhasa

I miss Lhasa where / The undulating valleys and wide open plains / Are bedecked with a garland of green meadows and trees,

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Buddhism, China and the Indian Media

The XVII Karmapa was not only investigated for money laundering, Indian officials told the media that he was a “Chinese plant” simply because he is the only Tibetan reincarnate lama to be recognized by both China and the Dalai Lama.

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Mani

Poem by Chabdrak Phonya: Recite one Mani / Recite ten Mani / Recite one hundred, one thousand Mani

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Your Birthday

Each man was wearing a tall hat made from paper, and a square plank hung on his chest from the neck. On the plank were each man’s crime and a red cross. One of the men was your father.

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